JAXPORT sets 9th consecutive revenue record
May 3, 2010
JAXPORT has released its fiscal year 2009 Annual Report and it is now available here at jaxport.com. A printed version of the Annual Report is also available free of charge by contacting JAXPORT at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2009 Annual Report tells the story of a mixed year for JAXPORT amid the world-wide recession yet contains in-depth information on the following successes:
• JAXPORT earned $47.3 million in operating revenues in fiscal year 2009, the ninth consecutive year of record revenues.
• JAXPORT facilities handled 7,281,963 tons of cargo.
• JAXPORT experienced an eight percent increase in container cargo tonnage handling 3.9 million tons.
• A record-setting 185,454 cruise passengers embarked at the JAXPORT Cruise Terminal on 78 voyages aboard the Carnival Fascination.
JAXPORT’s 2009 Annual Report projects a positive outlook for 2010, as work continues to improve Jacksonville’s harbor, preparations to design a container terminal for Hanjin Shipping Co. of South Korea begin and interest among international shippers in JAXPORT grows.
A 2009 economic impact study conducted by renowned maritime research firm Martin Associates found that JAXPORT generates $19 billion in economic impact annually and supports nearly 65,000 direct and indirect jobs in the region, making the seaport a true engine of economic opportunity.